18 Oct 2022

Soweto Gospel Choir

‘HOPE. It’s been a long time coming’. That’s a sentiment many can relate to after a jarring few years. It’s also the title of an upcoming concert by the Soweto Gospel Choir at Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Saturday, November 12th. This three-time Grammy Award-winning group came together as South Africa

09 Oct 2022

Dianna Bonder +

‘Adoptions now open!’ So writes the wildly imaginative artist and award-winning children’s book illustrator, Dianna Bonder. Bonder is referring to her latest creations: ‘Four Fab Frenchies’. ‘These furry freaks’, she tells us, ‘are now up for adoption (for a fee)’. The first-born, as you’ll see above, came out blue. ‘Love

06 Oct 2022

North Shore Art Crawl

150 artists, 88 venues. That’s what you’ll find if you head to the 2022 North Shore Art Crawl, running from the evening of Friday, October 14th to Sunday, October 16th. If you’re not already on the North Shore, it’s well worth the trip over to visit artists in their studios.

30 Sep 2022

James Harry

Today, on the National Day For Truth And Reconciliation, we are humbled to be wearing a beautifully moving orange t-shirt created by artist James (Nexw’Kalus-Xwalacktun) Harry. Harry’s work – captured above – was designed for Arts Umbrella, with all proceeds going to UNYA, the Urban Native Youth Association, to benefit

14 Sep 2022

Sebastián Maquieira. Lost And Found Gardens

i. Name: Sebastián Maquieira ii. I am an:  Artist that works with  images, objects and words. iii. The name, date, and location of my current exhibit/show is:  “Lost and Found Gardens”, opening on Saturday September 10 at Monica Reyes Gallery. 602 E Hasting St.  . Blue Forest . iv. In

08 Sep 2022

Jamie Evrard. From Coast To Garden

i. My name: Jamie ii. I am: A painter who works in oil paint and watercolour iii. The name, date, and location of my current exhibit/show is: From Coast to Garden, Sept. 10-24th at the Bau Xi Gallery,  3045 Granville St., Vancouver, B.C. .. Grandiflora. Jamie Evrard . iv. In describing the

28 Aug 2022


Prudence Heward – who was born in 1896 and died in 1947 – was a remarkably talented Canadian painter who never earned the acclaim she so deserved. When Heward’s nephew asked Group of Seven painter AY Jackson if he thought his aunt was one of the better female painters in

16 Aug 2022

SeaBus Sing-Along

i. Name: Sing With Jill ii. I am a: singer/pianist/vocal coach iii. Day to day, you’ll find me: teaching out of my private studio in East Vancouver, and on breaks taking out my dog (ernie) for walks around Trout Lake!  . . iv. The name and date of my upcoming

12 Aug 2022

Free Outdoor Movies @ šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn

Are you looking for something free and different to do on a sunny Vancouver evening? Vancouver Civic Theatres are hosting free outdoor movie nights – weather permitting –  at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn, right outside Queen Elizabeth Theatre. As the organizers say: ‘Come enjoy a hit movie on our huge inflatable screen

09 Aug 2022


It’s ‘floreale’ in Italian. ‘Of flowers’, or ‘floral’ in English. We can appreciate the floreale in Vancouver gardens and neighbourhood shops this summer. We can also look to the exhibit running at Vancouver’s Bau-Xi Gallery until August 18th. ‘Floreale’ is the Bau-Xi’s latest Summer Group Exhibition featuring artists Cara Barer,